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Lee A. Marinaccio

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Lee A. Marinaccio is a partner in the law firm of Botti Marinaccio, LTD., an established litigation law firm that specializes in the practice of family law.

In Mr. Marinaccio's early career as an attorney, he concentrated his practice in the area of criminal trial prosecutions. As a special assistant attorney with the United States Department of Justice; an assistant United States Attorney; a first assistant State's Attorney in Kane County, Illinois; and an assistant DuPage County State's Attorney, Lee obtained extensive and valuable experience as a trial lawyer. Since leaving his commitment to public service, Lee has concentrated his legal practice in the area of family law. For the past 40 years, Lee has exclusively handled family law matters.

Mr. Marinaccio's extensive experience in the area of family law has allowed him to prosecute and defend all types of contested family law issues. He has successfully tried to completion issues relating to the custody of children; child abuse; restrictions on parenting time and other parenting time related issues; removal and defense against the removal of children from the State of Illinois; current and past due child support issues; child care and day care expense related issues; medical and special needs related issues for children and spouses; education issues for children and spouses; spousal support issues, including initiating, limiting, modifying or otherwise terminating maintenance (alimony); extensive and complicated property issues, including the identification of property; classification of property as marital or non-marital property; and valuation of property and the eventual distribution of property through successful competent negotiation or, if necessary, through trial litigation. In his more than 46 years of experience as a trial attorney, Lee has been recognized by his peers as one of the preeminent practitioners in the field of family law. Lee has been admitted as a fellow in the American Academy of matrimonial lawyers, a national organization of family law attorneys who are recognized as the top 5% of all attorneys who practice family law.

As attorney Marinaccio is well versed in and familiar with trial litigation, he is placed in the enviable position of being able to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement, or if the negotiated settlement fails, back up his claim to competently present the issues to a Judge in a trial setting in order to obtain the best possible results for his client.

Mr. Marinaccio attributes his success as a family law attorney to his patience and compassion for his clients and his ability to recognize issues, solve problems, and negotiate favorable settlements or litigate complex issues. Lee and his wife of 50 years, Katherine, have five children, LeeAnne, Carla, Laura, Anna, and Anthony, and they have 12 grandchildren.


  • Loyola University, Chicago School of Law, J.D.
  • Elmhurst College

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1971
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Indiana
  • United States Supreme Court

Legal Experience

  • Botti Marinaccio, LTD., Principal Attorney
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, DuPage County
  • United States Department of Justice, Special Attorney
  • Office for Drug Abuse Law Enforcement, assigned to Gary, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
  • First Assistant State’s Attorney, Kane County

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow of the Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Special Family Court Task Force
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Attorney Registry and Disciplinary Commission
    • Member of Hearing Board, 2007-2014

Honors and Awards

  • Named as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Illinois by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2015-2017.
  • Recognized as being in the Nation’s Top 1% of all attorneys by The American Registry, 2015-2017.
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Chicago by the National Law Journal.
  • Recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction as Top 10% of Family Law Attorneys in the United States.
  • Received AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell for the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, as voted by peers, for the past 25 years.
  • Recognized for his Pro Bono Service by the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, 2011-2012.
  • Kane County Bar Association, Service Awards.
  • Named as a Leading Lawyer by the Chicago Law Bulletin; Leading Lawyers Network.
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100, 2019 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2005 - Present
  • Recognized as an Outstanding Family Law Attorney by the Chicago Tribune.
  • Regarded as an Outstanding Alumni by Elmhurst College.
  • Avvo, Top Attorney.
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